Bangladesh’s ready-made garments (RMG) sector is a crucial driving force of the economy, but women are significantly underrepresented in management, with 95% of line supervisor jobs held by men.
Women can make a much more significant contribution to growth, leadership and innovation in the RMG sector if we invest in upskilling women workers, promote safe, healthy and women-friendly working conditions and ensure strong representation of women at all management levels.
We work with women to equip them for mid-management positions and work with factories to ensure a conducive working environment for women to thrive. At the industry level, we advocate for policies to encourage gender equality in management.
workers safeguarded from exploitation, abuse, harassment and gender-based violence through safeguarding measures
workers trained in industry machinery operation
factories equipped with technical and operational support to implement sustainable maternity and child rights-based interventions
"We have zero tolerance when it comes to harassment or violence against women. The safeguarding training by BRAC has helped us achieve and maintain a safe working environment for all of our employees. I believe safeguarding training is a mandatory mechanism and every organisation should practice it".
WHAT WE DO
Market-driven training, comprising both hard and soft skills, which enables learners to quickly secure jobs with a success rate of almost 80%
A support service network to address community challenges with services such as affordable, quality health facilities, day care centres and affordable or free legal aid.
Promote the three Rs (reducing, reusing and recycling) to save water, energy and reduce carbon emissions for sustainable and environment-friendly factories.
HOW WE DO IT
Training on multi-skilling, ‘Lean as a practice’, and technology and digital literacy to create more efficient workers equipped for future automation developments
Tailored courses on safety management systems, change management behaviour, management systems and safeguarding
Direct service provision
Providing health, daycare services and legal aid through our one-stop-service-centre model
Consultation provided to promote efficient use of energy through alternative energy options and high-impact technology solutions
WHY IT WORKS
Ensures structured, organised entry-level, reskilling and multi-skilling of workers
Combines real-time online and onsite support for an enhanced learning experience, with a curriculum based on current industry need
Women leadership approach
Focuses on the growth of female leadership to foster cognitive diversity and gender equity in factories
One-stop-service-centre (OSSC) model
Brings a range of affordable, accessible services to workers